Cedric Tai

2016 - 2017

Practice
"Practice"

Lumber, primer, and a meditation room open 24 hours a day. A discrete performance as part of three events staged while on residency at Vermont Studio Center.

Amateur Strategies at UCLA
Poster for "Amateur Strategies" at the Kerckhoff Gallery, UCLA, May 5th - May 30th, 2016
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Opening and workshop all in one, no instructions. Special Thanks to Weiwen Balter, curator/coordinator at UCLA who helped manage the chaos including when we were all kicked out of the gallery and had to work under the cover of night.

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Close up (the woodwork matches the design of the windows) and from further away (as being used for a separate concurrent exhibition, a photo exhibition put on by the Taiwanese Students Association)

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The structure was built in a modular way to be taken down and put back up in different orientations. The main idea came from the conflict between being given a space for all students to use, but also the inability to make holes in the walls, which limited the kinds of installations that could take place in the historic venue.

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Workshop #2 began compiling an archive of the C.A.C. including past exhibitions, talking about the strategies of different local off-site archives such as the Center for Political Graphics, and exploring UCLA's own archives that document a history of activism on campus. Workshop #3 "Amateur Hour: Lock Mechanics and DIY Pepper Spray with the Best Friends Learning Gang," was lead by Dan Bustillo and Joey Cannizzaro

Performed as part of the Readers Chorus at the glorious Museum of Jurassic Technology.

Readers Chorus at the Center for Jurassic Technology

The Reader's Chorus is pleased to present an evening of performance throughout the rooms, chambers, hallways, niches, stairways, passages, and openings of the Museum of Jurassic Technology as the culmination of a generous invitation to engage with the Museum itself.

We invite you to move among our many voices stationed within the exhibitions and curiosities, as a chorus emerges from the abundance of texts and vertiginous spaces of the Museum.

Many thanks to the Museum of Jurassic Technology and their splendid corps of devoted staff for this generous invitation to The Reader's Chorus to textually and vocally engage in this unique manner with the Museum.

The Reader's Chorus consists of composers and musicians, visual artists and filmmakers, writers and poets. Inspired by the possibilities of timbre, rhythm, and spatialization with a group of speaking voices, Sara Roberts and Jordan Biren have recruited several editions of dedicated players to write for, experiment with, and perform the sound of reading.

The Reader's Chorus

David Aguila, Casey Anderson, Tuni Chatterji, Danny Clark, Drew Corey, Morgan Gerstmar, Pauline Gloss, Eric Heep, Jen Hutton, Cedric Tai, Haruko Tanaka, Tim Tsang, Argenta Walther, Christina Ward, Diane Ward

Organizers

Sara Roberts and Jordan Biren

Special Thanks To

David Wilson, Hana van der Steur, Jed Lackritz, Eva Hausam, and the entirety of the Museum of Jurassic Technology; Ursula Brookbank; Palle Henckel.

Suggested Reading for Stephanie Deumer's Art Exhibition

A three part contribution for Stephanie Deumer's exhibition catalog "Features of the Same Face" during her Art+Tech artist-in-residency at Cerritos College, to be launched at the end of February 2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon

A collaboration with Rosie Sharp was produced for The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon's Inaugural Show. 'Mystic Hyperstitions in the Heart of Empire' was curated by Joey Cannizzaro. The museum is an artwork itself by Julio Orta for the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Dec 2 - Dec 23. The annual end of year group exhibition at Simone DeSousa Gallery. And a special performance (one day only) on Saturday, Dec. 16th @ 3 pm sharp. Featuring a musical score by Judith Hamann and performed by James Cornish (trumpet), Yuri Popowycz (violin) and possibly others!